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Dec 9, 2011 10:30pm EST
problems, drugs, violence on the texas-mexico border, the need for education. he has controversial things like putting on a gasoline tax. all of these issues, his legacy really invigorates our current debate. >> for many americans outside of texas, 1992 was perhaps their introduction to ross perot. he had been on the national stage for a while. in the late 1980's, he began speaking out about these issues that he was concerned about. we looked in our video library and our first coverage of ross perot was in 1987. here he is speaking before the american bankers association that year. >> let's look at where we are and take the rose colored glasses off. all of these people saying the fundamentals are sound, i think we have had enough doctor feelgood. i think we are all grown. i think we are tough enough to take bad news. i think it is time to look at the facts. we have a $3 trillion debt by 1988. our debt is being funded by foreign nations at this point. the greatest nation in the history of man does not have the will to past -- we continue to bridget to pass a national budget. we continue to
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Dec 28, 2011 6:00am PST
, no exception. see you tomorrow. gregg: texas governor rick perry suing to get on virginia's premarry ballot. the republican presidential candidate saying his exclusion from that contest actually robs the voters of the state for a chance to vote for their candidate of choice. good morning, everyone of the i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer here in "america's newsroom.". >> i'm uma for martha maccallum gregg: for more own perry's efforts to overturn the decision. all eyes seem to be on iowa except rick perry's eyes focuses for the east coast. >> reporter: that's true, gregg. all the candidates crisscrossing the state of iowa in the homestretch for the iowa caucuses less than a week away now. look at the graphic which pinpoints the dizzying array of candidate stops in iowa. one candidate, texas governor rick perry of texas, turned his sights on the commonwealth of virginia where he and newt gingrich and three other candidates were excluded from the ballot because they did not get get the necessary 10,000 signatures to qualify. while newt gingrich likened it toe the pearl harbor attack, rick
Dec 13, 2011 7:00am EST
. this is from "the new york times" editorial. and john, independent from texas. caller: i have been unemployed for about eight and a half months, and this situation is just ridiculous. they claim the economy is better here in texas, it is a bold face life. the few jobs that are available are part time walmart-type jobs. i've got a college degree. i graduated from college 16 years ago. i am getting $828 a month in unemployment. and these republicans want you to think people are sponging? try sponging off of 829 -- $820 a month in a high-cost area. the local chamber of commerce brag about how great it is to live here in the valley. if you are making $80,000, it is reasonable cost of living. but if you are barely scraping by at 20,000, it is barely. and perry greeting somebody jobs, that is upsurged. the jobs are just not here. let me tell you this, my last job was working at the local work force office. we are the ones who are supposed to help people find jobs. i can tell you the real honest unemployment rate is much higher than what they are reporting and has been for years. it has not been --
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Dec 10, 2011 8:00am PST
are able to move from state to state and you will see migration to texas which are hospitable to people who want to get things done. you tax more people you get less good things. >> rickk agreedd to be here in person to face off. >> more than arm's length. >> i think it is wrong. it makes for great rhetoric. if you look at the numbers. this is never the case. you can look at the fact since 1980, tax rate in the united states is going down and you know what else and going down? average annual increase in the economy. it simplely doesn't work out. there are charts and graphs to prew it. >> you can use stat to prove anything, right? >> lookk at what a bipartisan crowdd did and what happened in maryland and new york. maryland tried to hike the taxes. one in seven left of the state. same story for california and new york. voters in california rejected the same increases that jerry brown wants and lookk at new york. new york lostt upper brackket people who create jobs in the state . same story for jerss jerss as well >> what about the over all economy. you think it will affect all of the states r
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Dec 19, 2011 10:00am PST
cities but if you live anywhere across the texas-oklahoma panhandle or parts of new mexico, northeastern new mexico, into colorado, that's where we're going to start to see very heavy snow and conditions going downhill overnight tonight, temperatures will go below freezing and in some cases, the wind chills will be downright dangerous. so ahead of the sun, that's where we're seeing the rain. you can see the bull's eye as i was saying across southeast colorado, northeast new mexico, into the panhandle of texas and objection, that's the bull's eye where we could see in excess of 18 inches of snow and blizzard conditions. like at -- look at this gust of 50 miles an hour. people are told to stay indoors the next 24 hours. up to 18 inches of snow and across the areas shaded in red, that's where we have blizzard warnings in effect. look at the wind gusts as we go through the evening, monday at 6:00 p.m., that's where we're going to see the wind gusts pick up in earnest, over 50 miles per hour as mentioned and then overnight tonight and into tuesday, it's going to start to settle down. so fairl
Dec 29, 2011 12:00pm PST
, a texas boy is about to get a new canine buddy. guide dog for the bland is sending a dog to be a buddy for a blind nine-year-old boy. natura was being trained to be a guide dog but was dropped from the training because of her fear of flying. her mission will be to help prepare the child with responsibilities involved with taking a gield dog. the nine-year-old does not know he is being surprised with a canine buddy. >> natura will be his companion. hopefully, one day, develop a guide dog. >> because of her fear of flying, she's going to be driven from san real to texas by a group of volunteer drivers. >>> new poll of iowa voters shows major shifts and changes in the first in the nation republican primary. this comes only days ahead of next week's iowa ka cusses. fox news' jennifer davis is in washington with the highlights >>> despite flurry of appearances around iowa, a new cnn time poll shows newt gingrich in a free fall. he had been under attack and says he is not surprised by the numbers. >> i think anybody who has 8 or $9 million of negative advertising, much of it false, is going
Dec 29, 2011 6:00am EST
opponents. >> we feel good about the numbers. >> been there is texas congressman ron paul. >> something has to change. something will change. >> he has a strong organization in iowa and got a boost when a state senator an influential tea party figure, a left michelle bachmann's campaign to sign up with this team. >> ron paul is in the top tier. >> that was the tahman bradley reporting. >>> a: 23 degrees in annapolis right now. >> still ahead on the run. police track down a serial slashing suspects but arresting him could pose a problem. -- 31 degrees right now. >> we will look that the worst and the best in hollywood from dunkin' k-cup packs are here. get america's favorite coffee for america's favorite single-cup brewer. try all five delicious varieties, only at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin'. >>> hi, i support the washington metropolitan artists. exhibit changes every month. support your local art community. good morning, washington. >>> it is a cold thursday morning, 6:10,. 33 degrees downtown. 23 in martinsburg, 25 in gaithersburg. 29 in quantico. not a
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Dec 26, 2011 3:00am PST
a look at these pictures. a family from texas spent two days buried underneath 4 feet of snow and ice. couple and their 5-year-old daughter became stuck on a highway in new mexico when a blizzard swept through that area. equipped with some snacks and water inside their car, the higgins family clung together for warmth, they say. emergency crews eventually discovered them after hitting their s.u.v. with a pole. both adults are recovering from pneumonia. there's the headlines. >> thank you very much. politics now, one week from tomorrow, if you can believe it, the first votes of the 2012 election will be cast in the caucus. the presidential candidates are back in the hawkeye state after taking the weekend off. >> joining us with details is kelly wright who was in that seat yesterday. hope you had a great christmas. >> i did indeed. i spent most of it with you, ainsley and clayton. good to see you. i know you were with your lovely family as well yesterday. we're not sure what gift the republican candidates received from santa but we do know what's at the top of their wish list. ha is to
Dec 30, 2011 9:00am EST
, kan., iowa, texas, corn, wheat, soy, they have all been beneficiaries is directly, but especially over the last 15 years, of a very beneficial subsidies to the agricultural sector. they were designed early on to be stabilizing subsidies by the usda and congress has wrestled with exactly what the right amount of subsidies should be applied to achieve a specific goal. the farmers have changed the nature of the subsidies and they promised to lessen them over time as well moving away from a direct subsidy on a per acre or per commodity basis to more of an indirect subsidy. for example, using a combination of federal subsidies and market mechanisms, like crop insurance, and other types of stabilizing mechanisms to maintain farm income. it is generally agreed, yes, we do have a disproportionate share of agricultural subsidies because we do produce a disproportionate share of agricultural product. i would not pass the laws, but they are a beneficiary of those laws and have been a beneficiary of the subsidies over time. host: more statistics here as we carry on with our guests and callers from
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Dec 25, 2011 4:00pm PST
governor in first place all by himself. with 39%. former house speaker newt gingrich and texas congressman ron paul each have 17% and former utah governor john huntsman at 11%. and now, according to the same poll, most republican voters in the granite state think that romney has the best chance at defeating president obama in a head to head matchup. and today, vice-president joe biden making a new push to help calm the troubles in iraq, the united states military in iraq has officially ended with the withdrawal of the last of the combat troops that happened last week, but a growing wave of sectarian violence and unrest raising concerns in washington and a string of attacks that happened in baghdad the past week and reportedly killing at least 60. and so, vice-president biden is trying to help calm that chaos and show some support for iraq's leaders. national correspondent steve centanni live in washington with more on this, hi, steve. >> hi, merry christmas, jamie. vice-president biden has taken a lead role in turning the page from the u.s. military presence in iraq to a new and unknown ch
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Dec 18, 2011 1:00pm PST
of buffalo and light showers in texas. again, we're going to see big time changes and all because of this low pressure system across the southwest that is starting to bring in light showers across the phoenix area and parts of the southern california. as we head into tonight and tomorrow, this system is going to get its act together and pulling a lot of moisture and cold air. we'll start to look at potential blizzard conditions for northeast new mexico all the way up to western portions of kansas. we do have advisories issued with a lot of snow in the forecast for those areas, that includes the texas panhandle and oklahoma panhandle up to 18 inches of snow could fall. of course, with a blizzard it's not the amount of snow but the winds and those cold temperatures. wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. very significant blowing and drifting. there are a number of blizzard watches across northeast new mexico and oklahoma panhandle and with the same storm system on the warm side of it, very strong thunderstorms with potential for severe weather across texas and also parts of southwestern louisiana
Dec 28, 2011 10:00am PST
to qualify for that state's primary ballot in march, the texas governor is the first to file suit. he's challenging the constitutional validity of virginia's law requiring 10,000 petition signatures from across the commonwealth. if he doesn't succeed, virginia republicans will have a choice of two when they go to the polls, mitt romney or ron paul. >>> north korea gave its dear leader a send-off today as only north korea can. the casket bearing kim jong-il who died 11 days ago made its way for three hours through a snowy pyongyang as north koreans wailed from the sidewalks. accompanying his hearse for the first few blocks was son and heir apparent kim jong-un. later we'll get perspective on the world's most secretive state. >>> despite the presence of arab lead monitors on the ground in syria there have been more deadly clashes. observers in the besieged city of homs came under fire as they were shown victims that witnesses say were killed by government security forces. viewers may find some of these pictures disturbing. witnesses say arab lead monitors were taken to a mosque to see t
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Dec 23, 2011 3:00pm PST
, one candidate has been given a pass sor fa, texas congressman ron paul. however, with the strengthening poll numbers in iowa, his unique outlook on a number of issues is starting to receive a little more attention from his opponents. >> the only person i know for a weaker military than barack obama is ron paul. we ought to be honest about this. his positions are fundamentally wrong. on national security. i do not agree with him that america is at fault for 9/11 or that we can ignore iranian nuclear weapon and i do not agree with him it's okay if israel disappears. >> bret: correspondent shannon bream tonight digs deeper in ron paul's record. >> reporter: republican congressman in 2012 contender ron paul isn't afraid to speak his mind. including this recent accusation leveled against his capitacapitol hill colleague and rival for the nomination, michele bachmann. >> she doesn't like muslims. she hates muslims. she hates them. she wants to go get them. >> bachmann unequivocally denied the assertion calling it absolutely outrageous. but it's just the latest in a str
Dec 7, 2011 5:00am PST
their stories of the day that will live in infamy. >>> urn the heaters to high from texas to maine. the big chill -- turning the heaters to high from texas to maine. >>> popular exercise machine getting recalled. the danger the government says it could pose. the >>> eureka high clouds 51, a few high clouds, a lot of sun upper 50s through the central valley. low 60s around big sur and down south warmest weather mid to upper 60s san diego, los angeles and palm springs. >>> 5:48. this week secretary of state clinton is holding a rare meeting in geneva with syrian opposition figures. she told the group exiled in europe she wants to hear their plans to establish a new democratic government in syria the group is made up of political dis-- dissidents. many believe syria is spiralling towards civil war with growing reports of thousands being killed in the streets. syrian president assad sat down with barbara walters in his first interview with an american journalist since the uprising began in march. >> do you think that your forces crackdown too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are forces tha
Dec 30, 2011 3:00pm PST
of supreme court case lawrence versus texas, the 2003 case brought the landmark decision to strike down homophobic anti-so many my laws in texas and other states. but perry didn't remember that. >> i wish i could tell you i knew every supreme court case. i don't. we can sit here and play i gotcha questions about what about this supreme court case or whatever, but you and i know the problem in this country is spending in washington, d.c., it's not some supreme court case. >>> a gotcha question? i don't think so. lawrence versus texas was a huge deal. it ended anti-gay laws that criminalized sex between consenting adults, and perry's talked about it in the past. he defended the law when the supreme court took the case in 2002. he also wrote about the case in his book, which came out just last year. he said that the decision was made by nine oligarchs in robes. and of course this wasn't the first time he forgot something on the trail. >> commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? >> activist judges, whether it was -- um -- no, not the so t. >> i ask for your support and you
Dec 12, 2011 6:00am EST
show he is out of touch with the average american. >> he had mad a bet with texas governor rick perry -- he made a bet with texas governor rick perry. >> i tell you what. ten thousand bucks? >> ten thousand dollar bet? >> democrats and republican rivals have latched onto the exchange. sunday, romney shrugged it off saying he is not a good gambler. >>> manuel noriega returned to manama more than 20 years after he was forced from power by the united states. we are back with that in a moment. ment.  get the technology they love, on the network they deserve. like the powerful droid charge by samsung, or get the samsung stratosphere, and for a limited time, get twice the data for the same low price. verizon. makes it easy for anne to view her finances from anywhere. like gate d12 for the next three hours. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. [ beep ] hi. dave here. [ male announcer ] for dave, using citibank's online bill pay is as easy as setting up voicemail. hi, it's dave. [ male announcer ] actually, it's easier. hi, it's dave. i'm out of the offic
Dec 27, 2011 12:35am EST
, line two." [ laughter ] brownsville, texas. >> jimmy: where is brownsville? >> steve: in texas. >> jimmy: oh, is that texas? [ cheers and applause ] texas in the house! very, very good. hey, speaking of babies, by the way, i just read about a woman in germany who just gave birth to a baby boy named jihad. [ light laughter ] or as the tsa put it, "hope you like amtrak." [ laughter ] [ audience ohs ] "hope you like -- jihad." i just want to say congratulations to chaz bono who recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend. it's cute. he calls her the old ball and chain and she calls him the new balls and chain. it just -- [ laughter and applause ] it's very -- it's very cute. isn't that cute? >> steve: aw, it's sweet. [ applause ] how sweet. [ applause ] >> jimmy: you liked that one. hey, happy birthday to jaleel white who played urkel on "family matters." [ light laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] yeah. he partied like a rockstar. he partied so hard, when he woke up, he was like -- [ imitating steve urkel ] "did i do you?" [ laughter ] >> steve: what? >> jimmy: why now? why no
Dec 21, 2011 7:00am EST
. i think it is going to backfire. host: jackie, democratic line, dallas, texas, good morning. caller: i think that the senate, doing what they are doing, the senate recently wanted the one year to have the tax cut extended. republicans did not want that. everything that the republicans asked for, the senate gave it to them. now it is boehner and the republicans who are saying that we need to come back and do our jobs. well, what good is it going to before a committee -- they had the super 8 committee and nothing could get resolved. they had the debt ceiling, nothing could be resolved. they wanted -- they want the president to say that that is what they said, and i do not blame the senate. the democrats need to stand up. they have tried to work with republicans, work with republicans. now the republicans are in such hot water, they want to blame it on the democrats. host: the house puts the tax cut in limbo, the house floor yesterday entering to -- agreeing to enter negotiations. phil joins us on the republican line, from boston. caller: the tea party republicans are doing exactly wha
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Dec 28, 2011 3:00am PST
's great, though. let's get to the headlines and tell you what is happening in news. texas governor rick perry fighting back after virginia left him off their ballot for the primary. he has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to get his name on their march 6th primary ballot. former entering newt gingrich also missed the ballot. both men they say failed to collect enough ballot signatures. and caucus people have arrived in iowa to occupy the campaign headquarters from now until next tuesday's caucus. the and 20 for mitt romney's red quarters and one nor rick santorum. even in that race he want get more. and a mexican-american teenager, friends and family holding a vigil for 18-year-old alexis moron in chicago. he was found dead inside of a trunk of a burned out car. he was in mexico to visit his girlfriend. friends and family say they are still in shock. >> it is depressing. we just can't get over it. it's a terrible, terrible death. >> he had everybody happy and made everybody smile and he's just going to leave a big hole in everyone's part. >> they usually travel with him to
Dec 9, 2011 2:00am PST
on strong same store global revenue. costco fell on disappointing earnings. watch texas instruments today. after hours, ti cut its quarterly outlook and warned of low demand. wells fargo is paying $148 million to settle claims it overcharged on state and local government investments. >>> all right. the time has come. finally, coca-cola has moved its secret formula for the first time since 1925, this from a bank vault to a new exhibit at the company's downtown atlanta museum. but there's a catch. the 1886 formula itself remains hidden from view. so you're just going to have to wait. >>> coming up, albert says so long to st. louis. the nba says no way. and a very embarrassing moment at baseball's winter meetings. plus, big ben takes a licking but comes back to lead the steelers to victory. your first look at sports is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. the droid razr by motorola. the newest droid armed with motocast. granting you wireless access to files on your home computer from almost anywhere. 4g lte equipped to pull pictures, music, and movies. all at mind-melting s
Dec 30, 2011 6:00am PST
place, statistically tied with mitt romney in the state will be spending the weekend in texas with his wife getting ready for new year's eve, which is really sort of amazing because that is going to give mitt romney a big opening here, give him lots of air time to sort of put that closing argument out there to the people of iowa heading into the caucuses. mitt romney is going to new hampshire later today but he will be back in iowa for a big swing through the state, basically for the final days before the caucuses start and then he will be des moines on caucus night to watch those returns come in and he is going all in hoping that the big mo is swinging in his direction and from all appearances at this point, that's exactly what's happening, hala. >> what is ron paul's campaign saying about why he's going back to texas? just a few days before the caucus. what is the strategy? >> we're not hearing a whole lot in terms of what their strategy or thinking is about this. as you know, ron paul is a maverick inside the republican party. he's drawing libertarian support. the likes of which, i
Dec 29, 2011 7:00am EST
,000 cattle were sold off in texas which means your hamburger prices even if you don't live in the south went up. >> up next is the wallow fire in arizona. >> biggest wildfire in arizona's history. the good news about that one, more good news places where they had good fire management and forest management didn't suffer as badly in places where they didn't manage the forest well. >> seems like a long time ago. july, terrible heat wave. every state hit a record of some kind during that month. what happened? >> you only have to say texas. a hundred days above a hundred degrees in texas. can you imagine living through that? that wasn't just a u.s. phenomenon. a global phenomenon. that is only going to get worse. >> then hurricane irene which a lot of people remember as unfortunate because it wasn't the wind from irene, it was the rain and the flooding from irene. >> right. that's the part we didn't really quite understand. the rain from that and the flooding and the backing up of that flooding created a lot of problems in vermont and new york. it shut down new york. first t
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Dec 8, 2011 3:00am PST
to land shortstop jose raez and pitcher mark burly. there's word they're in negotiations with texas rangers pitcher c.j. wilson. someone tell them they're a small market. so much for taking it easy during the off season. tmz reporting this. dodgers first baseman james looney arrested after crashing his mazaratti and then spitting at an officer after taking a breathalyzer test. the incident reportedly happened last month but just coming to light now. police say looney was acting erratically although he passed the drug and alcohol test. no word of he'll face charges. the f.b.i. is now investigating allegations that the russian mafia rigged the bids for the world cup. you remember, the u.s. entered a bid to host the 2022 games but mysteriously lost to cutter who can't play at that level. the u.k. lost the bid to host in 2018 to russia. they believe they may have hacked into the e-mails or bribed officials for the vote. "sports illustrated" is working on this. coming up on radio, amongst our guests on kilmeade & friends. these are not our guests. that's not it. those aren't them. that's
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Dec 17, 2011 3:00am PST
to find a job. how you can help our heroes find a job. >>alisyn: it pays to get pulled over in texas. รบ daddy, come in the water! somebody didn't book with travelocity, with 24/7 customer support to help move them to theool daddy promised! look at me, i'm swimming! somebody, get her a pony! [ female announcer ] the travelocity guarantee. from the price to the room to the trip you'll never roam alone. >>dave: florida millionaire bob ward is trading in his mansion for a jail cell. the former real estate mogul sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering his wife. he claims he shot her by accident. while trying to stop her from shooting herself. but a jury not bying it. and usually getting pulled over is a bad thing but not if you are in texas, police there now pulling over good drivers and giving them $10 gift cards instead of traffic tickets. the money coming from donations to the police department. but clayton, you still have to go through the horror of seeing the lights and wondering why you got pulled over. >>clayton: never experienced that. flawless record here. a tough economy for
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Dec 27, 2011 3:00am PST
of the great state of texas, rick perry is out and taking a shot at washington. >> if washington is the problem, why trust them to fix it? among them, they spent 63 years in congress leaving us with debt, earmarks and bailouts. congress gets $174,000 a year and you get the bill. we need a solution. >> that's the reason i've called for a part-time congress. cut their pay in half. cut their time in washington in half. cut their staff in half. send them home. let them get a job like everybody else back home. >> i'm rick perry and i approved this message. >> let's take a look at where the candidates are in the polls today. everything is a snapshot but today, it's interesting, real clear politics crunches all the numbers together and then gives you an average and ron paul is at the top with 22.3%. >> perhaps more telling, though, is where newt gingrich is this morning because all the headlines if you read their take on this poll is newt slips to third. look at that. who was up in iowa? a lot of people have been making the point about newt gingrich that of those candidates who have su
Dec 12, 2011 12:00pm EST
been good for democrats in states like texas where a continuing court battle drew the map for 2012 and in colorado where the court drew the map at the legislature deadlocked and could not come to an agreement, arizona were they have a commission or the republicans are fighting tooth and nail to get their proposal overturned and california where they have a new citizens predicted -- redistricting commission which through the whole matter into disarray and roy blunt and, as together and has created acsitue a situation. i think democrats will be able to win six, seven, eight congressional seats in the 2012 election and that is 1/3 of the way they need to get in order to retake the majority. the other part of this is that republicans insist they have done a good job of assuring that their members. in states like pennsylvania and ohio, this will be by a couple of points. it will not be a situation where the district is now in a play for democrats but the members become safer. you can ask either side was winning and they have a good argument to say why they are winning. i think david mak
Dec 19, 2011 5:00pm EST
? >> guest: from arlington. arlington, texas passed a bond issue to give jerry jones $300 million free and clear to build his college mahal. it's a beautiful stadium. it's clean, it's safe, it's gorgeous and it's highly expensive, and the reason he built it was so he could charge higher ticket prices and more expensive meals and drinks and parking. and you know it's spiral -- financial spiral that they are hitting the fans with on both ends, not just in the stadium at concessions for ticket prices, but frankly as taxpayers. c-span: how widespread is the funding of stadiums around the country in all sports? >> guest: well, it's ludicrous. it's everywhere. it's hard to name a stadium, particularly in the nfl these days, that doesn't have some degree of public financing. in new jersey right now, the new york giants are playing in a brand new stadium while the state of new jersey still owes $110 million on a stadium that was just demolished to become a parking lot for the new stadium. so there are actually communities in this country that are carrying huge, in some cases, hundred million d
Dec 16, 2011 5:00pm PST
, texas and wisconsin. five states have cut back an early voting including florida and ohio. now, six states have made voter registration a hell of a lot more difficult. ohio, florida, illinois, maine, texas and wisconsin. now, the effort is vast and these laws disproportionately affect the poor, the elderly, college students. people of color. and people in rural america are going to have it a lot tougher to vote in 2012. most of these key groups, what are they? they are key democratic constituencies. now, out of those 14 states, 5 million eligible voters could potentially be affected. that's a heck of a number. 171 electoral votes are in play, my friends. which is 63% of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. the numbers are staggering. 5 of these 14 states are considered to be battleground states. think about that. five states are battleground states in an era when one battleground state can swing the election, either way? wow. think about the laws in eight states requiring photo i.d. now, it's important, because 11% of citizens do not have a photo i.d. again, we're t
Dec 22, 2011 12:00am EST
because it's sort of a local legend where i live in texas. my next door neighbor, every year like all the family would gather at his house. and one year all the kids are there. it's christmas eve. and he walked outside. and they hear, you know, the sleigh bells ringing. he comes back inside. and he's like, "well, santa claus is here. he didn't bring any gifts." so the kids are like, what? oh god, you know. he's standing there and he goes, "son of a bitch, i'm gonna shoot santa claus." [ laughter ] and he grabbed a shotgun, literally walked outside and fired the shotgun twice at the roof of the house. >> jay: right. >> the kids are like, "oh god, he won't be back next year." and he's like, "you're right. because i got him and one of the reindeer." [ laughter ] >> jay: wow. >> like it was a bonus to shooting santa claus. >> jay: that's a lovely story. that's a lovely, lovely story. [ cheers and applause ] have you ever played -- >> a local legend. >> jay: have you ever played a a prank on anyone? >> the timing of it was actually sort of coincidental. a number of years ago,
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